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Passage Kyrtsi

Passage Kyrtsi is a commercial stoa that survived the great fire of 1917.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1890 It was probably built within this decade, although a part of the literature refers to 1868 as the year of construction.

    1905 It housed the Bank of the East until 1909.

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Passage Kyrtsi building, also known as Kyrtsi Stoa, is neoclassical and consists of a ground floor and two floors. Its symmetrical facades include false pilasters, an architrave and decorative strips. In addition to the elaborate and morphologically remarkable facades, the construction of the building is particularly meticulous. Its ground plan is circumcentral and the building’s main feature is its ground floor gallery, which had two ornate iron doors at the entrances. Only one door survives today and bears the initials of the owner’s name. Above the lintel of the main façade, is the inscription “Passage Kyrtsi”.

What I can't see

It is a building that survived from the fire of 1917. The Kyrtsi commercial stoa housed shops on the ground floor and a toy warehouse on the upper floors. It also housed the Bank of the East for a few years. The well-known and active merchants of the time, Kyrtsis and Tourpalis, built their commercial buildings and inns in the area at the end of the 19th century, which is why the name “Kyrtsis” is often encountered.


  • Address: 10 V. Hugo St.


Collective Work, (1985-6), Νεώτερα Μνημεία της Θεσσαλονίκης [Modern Monuments of Thessaloniki], Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Northern Greece


Fragkoudi Ch., (2015), Στοά Κύρτση, [Kyrtsi Stoa], in Thessarchitecture

Last visit 14/10/2023